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Topic: It is a very bad idea and nothing less than stupid to define 1/3
= 0.333...

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Re: It is a very bad idea and nothing less than stupid to define 1/3
= 0.333...

Posted: Oct 1, 2017 3:38 PM
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On Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 9:32:32 PM UTC+2, John Gabriel wrote:

"It is a very bad idea and nothing less than stupid to define 1/3 = 0.333..."

Why?

"0.333..." is just short for

lim SUM_{k=1..n} (3/10^n)
n->oo

and the latter *is* (provable) 1/3.

Btw. Hence 1/3 = 0.333... is a THEOREM not a DEFINITION, idiot.



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